Senior Manager, Engineering Documentation and Change Orders

This role is responsible for the application of technology and operational excellence in all manufacturing processes for both new product introduction and in support of existing products that are produced and/or deployed in North America. You will work closely with a cross functional team comprised of design, commercial engineering, quality management and technicians, program managers, supply chain, IT, and production operations to transition new products from prototype to production, installation and sustained in-the-field operations. You will lead a team to develop the processes and documentation to meet operational requirements at both internal and external manufacturing locations. Additionally, your role centers around driving the sustainability initiatives for our industrial automation equipment portfolio. You are responsible for overseeing the engineering change controls, engineering change orders, ensuring timely and effective adjustments to existing products in response to market, lifecycle analysis, and regulatory demands. 

Key Responsibilities:


  • Lead team of manufacturing, process, component, and test engineers to integrate new products and support existing products in manufacturing. 
  • Develop processes, component and assembly inspections, inline tests, and work instructions.
  • Define and implement workflows, line layout, fixtures, and equipment while providing progressively refined labor, cost, and capacity estimates.
  • Develop and improve relevant NPI processes.
  • Ensure complete manufacturing documentation, such as drawings, bills of materials, work instructions, etc., are kept current and available for TARGAN production teams and third-party manufacturing partners.
  • Analyze existing workflows, equipment placement, and space requirements to improve manufacturing efficiency, improve yield and reduce cost.
  • Coordinate with commercial design and quality teams to analyze failures, define root cause and implement corrective actions.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Collaborate with internal departments ie. production, procurement, and sales to embed sustainability and revision control throughout the organization.
  • Engage with external stakeholders, including suppliers, customers, and regulatory bodies, to align on sustainability expectations and performance.
  • Represent the company as necessary in relevant customer engagements, industry forums, conferences, and workshops.

Engineering Change Management:

  • Oversee the change management process for all engineering changes, ensuring compliance, efficiency, and minimal disruption.
  • Establish and maintain a standardized process for initiating, evaluating, implementing, and tracking engineering change orders.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to evaluate the implications of changes, including cost, timelines, and downstream impacts.
  • Ensure the current as-built design and bill-of-materials, and the change history, for every deployed or stocked product, system and sub systems is fully documented, updated as each change is implemented, and made available to the engineering and operations teams for reference.

Team Development & Leadership:

  • Lead, mentor, and grow a team of sustainability and change management professionals.
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation within the team.
  • Ensure that the team is equipped with the necessary skills and tools to excel in their roles.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Drive iterative improvements based on feedback from customers, field data, and internal teams.
  • Facilitate root cause analysis for any product functional sustainability or change management related issues, ensuring corrective actions are implemented. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required, and MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience with a focus on ERP implementation and documentation/change control.
  • Experience with documenting engineering change orders and engineering change orders.
  • Demonstrated experience in configuration management or related fields.
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven record of team development and mentorship.
  • Familiarity with industry standards, certifications, and best practices related to sustainability in industrial automation.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certifications in product lifecycle and change management.
  • Prior experience in the industrial automation equipment industry.
  • Familiarity with regulatory standards and compliances.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities.